كفر حيم

Magharet Kfar Him - Kfarhim Grotto


Useful Information

Location: Kfar Him, El Chouf District, Mount Lebanon Governorate Beirut towards Saida, after ad-Damur towards Kfar Him. ()
Open: All year daily 8:30-19.
[2020]
Fee: Adults LBP 15,000, Children LBP 10,000.
[2020]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: electric, colored.
Dimension: L=680m, VR=20m, T=18-20°C.
Guided tours: D=30min.
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Address: Kfar Him Cave, Kfar Him, Deir El-Qamar, Tel: +961-5-720500. E-mail:
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History

13-MAR-1974 discovered.

Description

كفر حيم (Kfar Him) was named after the nearby village. It was discovered by boys playing football. Their ball fell into a hole and they had to climb in to retrieve it and discovered the cave.

The cave has quite nice speleothems, although they are a little mixed. While they write from right to left in the Lebanon, the stalactites seem to grow from the bottom upwards. We guess some helpful guy placed the speleothems in the most dramatic way he could think of, without knowing the whereabouts.